Pizza night is always a great time. Why not make it even more special with this Basic Pizza Dough Recipe. It's simple, easy, and will make you think twice before you purchase another already-prepared crust.
1 3/4 - 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 package fast-rising dry yeast
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very war water (125-130 degrees)
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Stir in water and oil. Add enough remaining flour to form soft dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Shape or roll dough into 12-inch circle. Sprinkle cornmeal on lightly greased 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet. Place dough on pan, pressing gently to fit.